Gujarat is the 7th largest state in India, located in the western part of India with a coastline of 1600 km (longest in India). It is one of the most popular tourist regions in the country, and was visited by 19.8 million tourists in 2010-11. Gujarat offers scenic beauty from Great Rann of Kutch to the hills of Saputara.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Bhuj
ArriveBhuj. You will be met, assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Local ruler MaharaoHamir founded the city of Bhuj in 1510. In 1549 RaoKhengarji I another local ruler, made Bhuj his capital. Overnight in Bhuj.
Day 02 Gondal:
This day you will drive to Gondal. On arrival transfer to the Orchard Palace. After a quick break you will visit to the Naulakha Palace, adorned with stone carvings. It was constructed as a gift for Maharaja BhagwatSinhJi, when he completed 25 years of his rule on Gondal. Later visit an amazing collection of vintage cars followed by visit to Bhuvaneswary Ayurvedic Library, where you
will be initiated with the process of making the centuries old Ayurvedic medicines. Overnight in Gondal.
Travel from Bhuj to Gondal
Day 03 : Sasangir
After breakfast drive to Sasangir. Enroute visit Junagadh, it has lovely houses with Stucco work - Italian influence. You will visit the museum fort with Buddhist caves and Ashokan edict. After the sightseeing, continue your drive to Sasangir. On arrival in Sasangir, transfer to Camp. Sasangir is the only place in the world outside Africa, where the Lion can be seen in its natural habitat,
the last remaining Bastion of the Asiatic Lion. Gir is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, making it an excellent place to see big cats of a different kind.Overnight in the SasanGir.
Travel from Gondal to Sasan Gir
Day 04 : Diu
In the morning, you shall experience a safari to SasanGir national park. This sanctuary is known all over the world for being the natural abode of Asiatic Lions. A safari in the Gir National Park
will be one of the most memorable and popular highlights of this trip. The forests in Sasangir consist of dry desert vegetation, with scrub and thorn bushes extending over the dry soil and the rough rocky outcrops. It thins out giving a better chance to see the animals and birds in the Park. Later continue your drive to Diu. On arrival in Diu, check into your hotel. Overnight at Diu.
Gir National Park is one of the India's finest wildlife sanctuaries located in Gujarat. This national park is set up in an area of 1412 square km. of lush deciduous forests....
Asundrali, Gujarat 362135
, Sasan Gir
Phone: Not available
Travel from Sasan Gir to Diu
Day 05 Diu :
Today you shall head on for a sightseeing tour of Diu. You will visit popular tourist attractions like St. Paul Church & Diu Museum. Afternoon is free for beach activities on own. Overnight at the Diu.
Day 06 : Bhavnagar
This day after early breakfast drive to Bhavnagar, the place of several lakes and temples. Bhavnagar lies in the southeast corner of the peninsular region of Gujarat known as Kathiawad or Saurashtra. On arrival check in at the Hotel Nilambagh Palace. Nilambagh Palace Bhavnagar was originally built as a private dwelling to Sir Takhat Singh. The house has been
converted into a renowned heritage hotel in the state of Gujarat. The Nilambagh palace is set in 40,000sqft of lawn and garden. The pillared portico, stepped arches, pleasant center courtyard, turning
marble staircase, the dining hall furnished with European chandeliers, Belgian mirrors, oil paintings and carved Burma teak furniture, the lobby with its king sized royal portraits, stuffed panthers and chandeliers and the historic library are some highlights of the property. Later visit Gandhi Smriti, which has a library, a small museum, gallery and memorial to the founder of India. Overnight in the Bhavnagar.
Travel from Diu to Bhavnagar
Day 07 : Excursion To Palitana&lothal
Today you will take an excursion to Lothal. En-route visit
Palitana. It is the base for visiting one of the 5 important pilgrimage centers of the Jains. The
impressive Jain temple complex on Shatrunjaya hill is at an altitude of 591 m. ShatrunjayaCity, is the
largest temple complex of India. The ascent of 3.5 Kms climb up a winding path has 3950 steps. The
temple complex has 863 temples strung along two ridges of the hill, with further temples in the
hollow. Most of the temples are named after their founders and are mostly built over a period of 1000
years in the11th century and rebuilt in the 16th century". Just before 80 Kms from Ahmedabad visit
Lothal. Lothal city is one of the well known cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. The origin and
history of Lothal can be dated back to 2400 BC. Lothal in Gujarat is one of the primary sites of archaeology. Though, it was discovered in the year 1954, but its excavation work began on the
February 13, 1955, which continued till May 19, 1960. It was done by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Return back to hotel. Overnight in Bhavnagar.
Day 08 : Ahmedabad
Today after breakfast drive to Ahmedabad. On arrival check into your hotel. Later visit Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) built by Ahmed Shah in 1424, The façade is emphasized by the
spacious courtyard paved in marble with a tank in the middle. It has a screen of arches flanked by a
pillared portico. Later visit the Sabarmati Ashram founded in 1917, where Mahatma Gandhi, the"Father of Nation" lived as a lawyer after his return from South Africa. It was the starting point for
Gandhiji's celebrated 24 day, 385 km Salt March to Dandi in 1930. It has a library, archives and a picture gallery depicting Gandhiji's life. Overnight in Ahmedabad.